Saturday, November 18, 2006

Short Film

Work In Progress

Here's a small clip for my animated film that I'm trying to finish from the classes I took at Animation Mentor. I've set a deadline for myself to take one shot from blocking to animation each week. Some shots are further along then others so there's a chance I might be able to finish sooner then I'm hoping. So far I've been sticking to the deadlines so if I continue on the same track I could finish the animation by the first week of January.

Throughout this process I've learned so much. Recently I've re-learned how important it is to have others look at your work. When you're telling a story for an audience I think it's generally a good idea to have a small audience look at it from time to time before you settle on your ideas. If you go through the entire process without feedback it could very well fall flat where you yourself intended something to resonate... possibly your entire message. That would totally suck! But making mistakes and learning from them is a part of growing so I think it's very important to show others your work, mistakes and all.

On another note, it's also good to be confident in the choices you've made that you feel strengthen your story. Sometimes it's more important to push along and finish without second guessing yourself and your choices. But like Shawn Kelly mentioned in one of the lectures, if 3 people make the same comment about your work, you should seriously consider taking their advice.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

3 comments:

robertc said...

more, more, more! :) keep on chugging away, buddy! I can't wait to see more... hopefully the final piece soon!

Alina Chau said...

Nice animation on the sheep, the pause work really well. It's a nice touch in the acting.

Anonymous said...

dan, nice job on this. can't wait to see more of it. great blog you have here.